children. q: one other thing? >> yes? >> could we cross our hearts; it sounds silly here, but could we make a commitment? you know, we're not under oath at this point, but could you make a commitment to the citizens of the united states to meet our needs, and we have many, and not yours. again, i have to repeat that, it's a real need, i think, that we all have. >> it depends on how you define it; i mean i -- i think, in general, let's talk about these -- let's talk about these issues; let's talk about the programs, but in the presidency a lot goes into it. caring is -- goes into it; that's not particularly specific; strength goes into it, that's not specific; standing up against aggression, that's not specific in terms of a program. this is what a president has to do. so i, in principle, i'll take your point and think we ought to discuss child care, or whatever else it is. >> and you two? >> ross had his hand up. >> yes, ross. >> no hedges, no ifs, ands and buts. i'll take the pledge.